A very picturesque village which sits on a mountain terrace at 1,640m above the Lauterbrunnen Valley. Mürren is completely car free (the village is reached by cable car from Lauterbrunnen) and the word 'unspoilt' is certainly no exaggeration for this charming spot. It has long been a popular resort due to its great charm combined with some long runs.
The Schilthorn towers above Mürren at 2,970m and at its summit is the famous revolving restaurant which was featured in the James Bond film 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'. Lift passes are valid for the whole Jungfrau region, offering 211km of glorious Swiss skiing.
While Mürren may be the epitome of a charming alpine village, once a year it shows a devilish side to its character. The annual Inferno race is a spectacle to behold, with 1850 skiers competing on a course designed to test physical technique and mental stamina. Starting just below the Kleine Schilthorn at 2,970m, the 15km course carves its way through tricky S bends and picturesque woodlands before reaching the finish line in Lauterbrunnen at 800m. Winners complete the course in 15 minutes; if you would like to test yourself while on holiday here, you could aim for 45 minutes.
The 79th Inferno races will be held 24-27 January 2024. The festival includes a cross country race through Mürren, a giant slalom race, the Inferno procession and finally the Inferno downhill race and 'after party' until 3am.
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The Mürren ski area
Mürren & Schilthorn ski area A funicular from the village takes you up to Allmendhubel where there's an easy run for beginners or you can take the lift which brings you up to Maulerhubel for the runs down to the restaurant at Winteregg. At Schiltgrat there's a choice of two lifts with a variety of runs for all grades of skier, firstly on open slopes and then through the woods. Here you will also find the Kanderhar run which is a steep black piste that will test your skills.
The Schilthorn at 2,970m is reached by a cable car up to Piz Gloria with its famous revolving restaurant. The first part of the long run from the Schilthorn has some steepish moguls so it's probably for the more proficient skier. You can always take the cable car back down to Birg and enjoy the various runs on the sunny slopes on the Engental where there are three fast chair lifts. From Birg there is a run back to Mürren or you can also come back to the village by cable car. The run from the Schilthorn back to Mürren is a glorious 11km! Jungfrau lift passes are valid for the entire 211km ski region, although there is a ticket just for the resort of Mürren/Shilthorn if you prefer.
Jungfrau ski region Some of the finest skiing in the Alps is spread out below the mighty Eiger and Jungfrau mountains which tower 4,158m above the vast Kleine Scheidegg ski area. To the east are the sunny slopes of 'Grindelwald First' whilst to the west is the superb 15km run from the 2,970m summit of the Schilthorn down to Lauterbrunnen. The Jungfrau region boasts 211km of prepared pistes.
Our piste map shows the Schilthorn area in detail, please see the Wengen page for Jungfrau pistes.
Mürren resort facilities
Alpine sports centre This renovated complex offers a huge range of activities in the resort as well as offering tourist advice and a ski shop. Sports include skating, ice-hockey & curling, with lessons available. Indoors you can play tennis or squash or enjoy the pool with its Jacuzzi and children's area (free swim with your Mürren Guest Card issued at your hotel). There is also a lovely spa with wellness therapies and treatments, plus a series of saunas and steam rooms. After all that activity you can relax at the Hugs & Cups Café with its sunny terrace.
Walking What's so nice about Mürren is there are 12km of winter walking trails. Paths can bring you to the restaurants also frequented by skiers, so walkers can meet up with skiers at lunch time. A 'must' for non-skiers is a trip by cable car to the summit of the Schilthorn at 2,970m. What views! The Jungfrau hiking and sledging pass allows unlimited travel on the local transport system for non-skiers (and half price for Eigergletscher to Jungfraujoch and Mürren to Schilthorn) - please call for details.
Tobogganing Some of the best tobagganing can be found in the Jungfrau region, with a network of scenic and exciting runs linking Mürren to Wengen and Grindelwald. Try the run down from Allmendhubel or take the train to Winteregg for a fabulous toboggan ride to Lauterbrunnen. A network of scenic and exciting runs link Mürren, Wengen & Grindelwald. You can buy a local day pass or an unlimited sledging pass for the whole region. Hire your sledge from an Intersport shop and drop it off at any other in the region.
Ski school Group lessons mornings Monday to Saturday. Private lessons available morning or afternoon and can be booked in advance. The ski kindergarten for children from age 4 operates on the same days.
Après ski in Mürren
The après ski scene here is relaxed and informal with cosy stüblis like the Stägerstübli although there are livelier discos like the Blümlichäller at the Hotel Blumental. Much of the nightlife is centred around the Tächi-Bar at the Hotel Eiger.
If you are looking for sophisticated nightlife then Mürren perhaps isn't for you but there's certainly a friendly après ski ambience to complement the pleasures of the ski slopes.
How to get to Mürren ski resort
Your ticket wallet will contain comprehensive travel instructions to help you reach your destination with ease, including recommended rail connection times and platform numbers. These are the most common routes for your Mürren ski holiday.
Fly to Zurich
Flights available from London, Luton, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow.
Swiss Railways: Zurich Airport > Interlaken > Lauterbrunnen > Grütschalp > Mürren with a transfer time of around 3 hours 10 minutes.
Fly to Geneva
Flights available from London, Stansted, Luton, Southend, Bournemouth, Southampton, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Belfast.
Swiss Railways: Geneva Airport > Bern > Interlaken > Lauterbrunnen > Grütschalp > Mürren with a transfer time of around 3 hours 55 minutes.
Travel by international rail
Rail from London St. Pancras via Paris to Basel.
Swiss Railways: Basel > Interlaken > Lauterbrunnen > Grütschalp > Mürren with a transfer time of around 3 hours.
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